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Kolesa Racing Day

Due date: 6/11/22

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Archived: 7. 11. 2022 8:00 Created 2. 2. 2022 0:41

Prague Winter Favourite Stakes

Due date: 5/11/22

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Archived: 6. 11. 2022 8:00 Created 1. 2. 2022 23:22

Bohemian-Moravian Stakes

Due date: 29/10/22

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Archived: 30. 10. 2022 8:00 Created 2. 2. 2022 0:10

Velka Slusovicka Steeplechase

Due date: 28/10/22

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Archived: 29. 10. 2022 8:00 Created 2. 2. 2022 0:30

President of the Republic Stakes

Due date: 23/10/22

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Archived: 24. 10. 2022 8:00 Created 1. 2. 2022 23:21

Pardubice Final Race Meeting

Due date: 22/10/22

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Archived: 23. 10. 2022 8:00 Created 1. 2. 2022 23:38

Winter Favourite Stakes

Due date: 15/10/22

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Archived: 16. 10. 2022 8:00 Created 2. 2. 2022 0:09

Velka Pardubicka Day

Due date: 9/10/22

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Archived: 10. 10. 2022 8:00 Created 1. 2. 2022 23:37

Pardubice Crystal Cup

Due date: 8/10/22

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Archived: 9. 10. 2022 8:00 Created 1. 2. 2022 23:36

 

Transport

By bus

The easiest way to get to Velká Chuchle Racecourse is by metro, line B, to Smíchovské nádraží station. There are several bus lines that will take you to Velká Chuchle. Line 244 stops directly in front of the main entrance to the racecourse (the name of the stop is Závodiště Chuchle).

You can also take lines number 129, 241 and 318, get off at the Dostihová stop and walk for about 800 metres (from the bus stop you walk along Dostihová Street in the direction of a railway crossing where you will turn left to Radotínská Street).

By train

The suburban train line "S7" Praha-Beroun (free of charge for season ticket holders) from either Praha-Hlavní nádraží or Praha-Smíchov train stations is an easy way of getting there. The trains stop just 200 metres from the main entrance to the racecourse. Information about schedules can be easily found on the website of České dráhy (the name of the stop is: Praha, Velká Chuchle).

By car

From the city centre, follow the directions to Strakonice. After passing the Barrandov Bridge (Barrandovský most), continue straight to Malá Chuchle (you will pass by a railway bridge and a petrol station), turn right towards Velká Chuchle, go through Malá Chuchle (Paroplavební Street), turn right again (to Mezichuchelská Street) and continue to Velká Chuchle (the railway will be on your right). In Velká Chuchle before the railway crossing, continue straight (to Radotínská Street), soon you will see the grandstand building. On the way back to the city centre, we recommend Mezichuchelská Street running alongside the railway and joining Strakonická Street in Malá Chuchle.

Parking

Parking is situated on the left after the "Závodiště Chuchle" bus terminalParking fee: 100 CZK. Capacity: 500 parking lots.

Food & Drinks

Refreshments available on site: restaurant with a spacious terrace on the 1st floor of the grandstand, café, food trucks and fast food stands. Roofed grandstand. 

Accompanying programme | Children's programme

Families with children

Children and teenagers receive special attention in the Chuchle Arena Prague. Admission is free for children under 15; young people under 18 pay half of the admission fee. Your children will have a lot of fun.

Outdoor play area

Offers modern play equipment including a sandpit, swings and much more, there are also benches for parents.

Pony rides

On racedays during our season, if the weather permits, children can enjoy a ride on the backs of our popular ponies Jupík, Vilík and Bajaja. The pony rides are free, but guests can leave a voluntary contribution or children can bring some titbits for the ponies like carrots, apples, etc. 

Indoor play area "FOALS" 

The popular indoor play area „Foals“ is situated on the ground floor of the betting hall and is open on every raceday. Aside from the ball pool, slide and bouncy castle, children can also enjoy special children’s programmes and prize competitions. Parents can watch their children from a neighbouring coffee bar. 

 

Organizational information

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets are sold at the ticket office at the entrance to the venue on the raceday, sales start two hours before the start of the first race. Full price tickets can be purchased online at the online presale, where you can get a lower price.

Do you have discounted ticket types?

Children up to 15 years of age and disabled card holders are free of charge. Youth under 18, students under 26 and people 60 years and older pay reduced admission. The classic family admission is not introduced due to the fact that children do not pay admission.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed on a leash only and the owner must clean up any excrement.

Is there a dress code?

There is no prescribed dress code for general visitors. If formal dress is required, e.g. for the VIP lounge, this information is stated directly on the invitation or voucher.

What is the best time to arrive at the racecourse? When does the raceday start?

If you want to catch the first race in peace, it is ideal to plan your arrival 30 to 45 minutes before the start. The racetrack area, including the refreshment stands and restaurant, is open two hours before the start of the first race. The start times for the event and the start of the first race can always be found in the event details.

How long do the races last? How many races are run?

One race lasts on average one and a half minutes, a steeplechase around five to nine minutes. There are usually 8 races during a raceday with 30 minute breaks. The total duration of a raceday is around 3.5 hours.

The races are divided, among other things, according to performance categories, the main race (the highest category of a given raceday) is usually placed in the second part of the programme, but only exceptionally at the very end.

What can I expect during the raceday?

  • 30 minutes before the start of the first race, the raceday is opened by local radio.
  • About 20 minutes before the start, the horses are introduced to the spectators in the paddock, where the riders also arrive 10 minutes before the start.
  • With them in the saddles, the horses then leave the paddock 5 minutes before the start and head to the starting point in a 'test gallop'. This may be at a different place on the track each time, depending on the length of the race. The finish is always at the same place.
  • At the time of the scheduled start, the judges will give the signal to start.
  • After the race has been run, the official result is announced and the winners are decorated in the ceremonial paddock. This is usually about 10 to 15 minutes after the race and in the meantime the horses that will start in the next race on the programme are already being introduced in the paddock.

How can I watch the races? Do I need binoculars?

The best overview will be from the grandstand. Positions in the higher rows will give you a better view, while the lower rows, or the pavement in front of the grandstand, will give you closer contact with the horses in the homestraight. It is a good idea to take your chosen seat in the grandstand about 5 to 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the race. There are large screens in the racecourse and screens inside the grandstand with an internal video circuit. Our tip: if you want to watch the race like a proper "turfman", equip yourself with binoculars and you will have the racing action in the palm of your hand even from the height of the grandstand.

Where can I find out in advance which horses will run in the races?

All important information not only about the participants of the races, but also about the entire schedule of the raceday is contained in the Racing card, which you can buy right at the entrance to the racetrack. Start lists for the weekend races are closed on Tuesday of the week and can be found in advance on our website in the race details.

How and where can I place my bet?

Betting is an important part of horse racing and can be done directly at the racetrack at marked places. Bets are usually placed after you have seen the horses before the race in the paddock.

Is there a live streaming of all the races?

If you are not able to attend the raceday directly, you can watch the stream HERE >>

Transport

By bus

The racecourse is reached by public transport buses No. 8, 88, 15, 14, 24, 29. Ticket price is 16 CZK, 25 CZK if purchased from the driver. It takes five minutes to get to the main gate of the racetrack. Timetables can be found on the website of the Pardubice City Transport Company

By train

Approximately three minutes from the main gate of the racecourse you can use the train stop Pardubice, Závodiště.

By car

The route from Prague along D11 and road 37 to Pardubice. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit to Pražská Street, then turn left to the destination Parking U Závodiště.

Route from Brno along D1 and road 602 towards Žďár n. Sázavou. Continue along road 37 to Pardubice. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit to Pražská Street, then turn left to the destination Parking U Závodiště.

Parking

During the races: parking areas are reserved for visitors on the access road (from the overpass) towards the racetrack. Parking fee is 100 CZK/day.

Parking in the racetrack area is reserved for holders of parking cards and grandstand tickets, members of the Racing Club and license holders of the Jockey Club of the Czech Republic.

Food & Drinks

Refreshments available on site: restaurants and fast food stands.

Accompanying programme | Children's programme

Children's Velka Pardubicka

Scaled down obstacles from the legendary Velka Pardubicka course. The Taxis Ditch, the Irish Bench, the Popler Jump or even the Gardens, all of these can be tried out by young and old visitors to horse racing meetings on the Children's Velka Pardubicka course. Obstacles can be jumped, crossed or even climbed over.

More information

Racetrack tours

For all racing enthusiasts there is the possibility of a racetrack tour with expert historical interpretation. You will have a unique opportunity to learn all about the rich history of Velka Pardubicka and the entire racetrack. You can walk the entire route of the world-famous race with a stop at the most famous obstacles. The duration of the tour is about 60 minutes. The tours take place only on weekdays (Monday to Friday).

More information

 

Organizational information

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets are sold at the ticket office at the entrance to the venue on the raceday, sales start two hours before the start of the first race. Tickets can be purchased online at the online presale.

Do you have discounted ticket types?

Children up to 10 years and disabled card holders are free of charge. Youth under 18, students under 26 and persons 60 years and older pay a reduced admission fee. Family admission includes 2 adults and up to 3 children.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed on a leash only and the owner must clean up any excrement.

Is there a dress code?

There is no prescribed dress code for general visitors. If formal dress is required, e.g. for the VIP lounge, this information is stated directly on the invitation or voucher.

What is the best time to arrive at the racecourse? When does the raceday start?

If you want to catch the first race in peace, it is ideal to plan your arrival 30 to 45 minutes before the start. The racetrack area, including the refreshment stands and restaurant, is open two hours before the start of the first race. The start times for the event and the start of the first race can always be found in the event details.

How long do the races last? How many races are run?

One race lasts on average one and a half minutes, a steeplechase around five to nine minutes. There are usually 8 races during a raceday with 30 minute breaks. The total duration of a raceday is around 3.5 hours.

The races are divided, among other things, according to performance categories, the main race (the highest category of a given raceday) is usually placed in the second part of the programme, but only exceptionally at the very end.

What can I expect during the raceday?

  • 30 minutes before the start of the first race, the raceday is opened by local radio.
  • About 20 minutes before the start, the horses are introduced to the spectators in the paddock, where the riders also arrive 10 minutes before the start.
  • With them in the saddles, the horses then leave the paddock 5 minutes before the start and head to the starting point in a 'test gallop'. This may be at a different place on the track each time, depending on the length of the race. The finish is always at the same place.
  • At the time of the scheduled start, the judges will give the signal to start.
  • After the race has been run, the official result is announced and the winners are decorated in the ceremonial paddock. This is usually about 10 to 15 minutes after the race and in the meantime the horses that will start in the next race on the programme are already being introduced in the paddock.

How can I watch the races? Do I need binoculars?

The best overview will be from the grandstand. Positions in the higher rows will give you a better view, while the lower rows, or the pavement in front of the grandstand, will give you closer contact with the horses in the homestraight. It is a good idea to take your chosen seat in the grandstand about 5 to 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the race. There are large screens in the racecourse and screens inside the grandstand with an internal video circuit. Our tip: if you want to watch the race like a proper "turfman", equip yourself with binoculars and you will have the racing action in the palm of your hand even from the height of the grandstand.

Where can I find out in advance which horses will run in the races?

All important information not only about the participants of the races, but also about the entire schedule of the raceday is contained in the Racing card, which you can buy right at the entrance to the racetrack. Start lists for the weekend races are closed on Tuesday of the week and can be found in advance on our website in the race details.

How and where can I place my bet?

Betting is an important part of horse racing and can be done directly at the racetrack at marked places. Bets are usually placed after you have seen the horses before the race in the paddock.

Is there a live streaming of all the races?

If you are not able to attend the raceday directly, you can watch the stream at iVysilani.cz or Czech TV.

Transport

By bus

You can get to the racecourse by bus No. 1 stop "Moser" or No. 2 stop "OC Varyáda".

By car

Simply enter the route to the OC Varyáda parking lot into the navigation. It will lead you to the large-capacity car park just opposite the racetrack.

Parking

Parking is available in the large outdoor parking at OC Varyáda, located opposite the racetrack. Capacity: 1200 parking lots.

Food & Drinks

Refreshments available on site: restaurant "U Simla" and fast food stands.

Activities 

Golf course

The course is open to the general public or for tournaments of medium and lower categories. It offers parameters (Par 68) with a total length of 4.932 m. The course offers 9 lanes with 18 greens, where when playing the standard 18 holes, the golfer plays each lane twice, but on completely different greens. The individual fairways on the golf course range in length from 120 m (Par 3) to 485 m (Par 5).

 

Organizational information

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets are sold at the ticket office at the entrance to the venue on the raceday, sales start 1.5 hours before the start of the first race. 

Do you have discounted ticket types?

Children under 12 years are free of charge. Children aged 12 to 18 and persons over 60 years pay a reduced admission fee. 

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed on a leash only and the owner must clean up any excrement.

Is there a dress code?

There is no dress code for general visitors. If formal dress is required, e.g. for the VIP lounge, this information is indicated directly on the invitation or voucher.

What is the best time to arrive at the racecourse? When does the raceday start?

If you want to catch the first race in peace, it is ideal to plan your arrival 30 to 45 minutes before the start. The racetrack area, including the refreshment stands and restaurant, is open two hours before the start of the first race. The start times for the event and the start of the first race can always be found in the event details.

How long do the races last? How many races are run?

One race lasts on average one and a half minutes, a steeplechase around five to nine minutes. There are usually 8 races during a raceday with 30 minute breaks. The total duration of a raceday is around 3.5 hours.

The races are divided, among other things, according to performance categories, the main race (the highest category of a given raceday) is usually placed in the second part of the programme, but only exceptionally at the very end.

What can I expect during the raceday?

  • 30 minutes before the start of the first race, the raceday is opened by local radio.
  • About 20 minutes before the start, the horses are introduced to the spectators in the paddock, where the riders also arrive 10 minutes before the start.
  • With them in the saddles, the horses then leave the paddock 5 minutes before the start and head to the starting point in a 'test gallop'. This may be at a different place on the track each time, depending on the length of the race. The finish is always at the same place.
  • At the time of the scheduled start, the judges will give the signal to start.
  • After the race has been run, the official result is announced and the winners are decorated. This is usually about 10 to 15 minutes after the race and in the meantime the horses that will start in the next race on the programme are already being introduced in the paddock.

How can I watch the races? Do I need binoculars?

The best overview will be from the grandstand. Positions in the higher rows will give you a better view, while the lower rows, or the pavement in front of the grandstand, will give you closer contact with the horses in the homestraight. It is a good idea to take your chosen seat in the grandstand about 5 to 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the race. Our tip: if you want to watch the race like a proper "turfman", equip yourself with binoculars and you will have the racing action in the palm of your hand even from the height of the grandstand.

Where can I find out in advance which horses will run in the races?

All important information not only about the participants of the races, but also about the entire schedule of the raceday is contained in the Racing card, which you can buy right at the entrance to the racetrack. Start lists for the weekend races are closed on Tuesday of the week and can be found in advance on our website in the race details.

How and where can I place my bet?

Betting is an important part of horse racing and can be done directly at the racetrack at marked places. Bets are usually placed after you have seen the horses before the race in the paddock.

Is there a live streaming of all the races?

If you are not able to attend the raceday directly, you can watch the stream HERE >>

Transport

By bus

A shuttle bus service is available for visitors running along the route:

  • OD Prior (direction hippodrome - at the Báňské staveb)
  • 1. náměstí
  • Čs. mládeže
  • Tram stop No. 4 (at the Transport Company)
  • Hippodrome (entrance gate)

The exact times of the shuttle service are always listed for individual events held at the Hippodrome. The shuttle service is free of charge!

By train

From the train and bus station you can take tram No. 2 to OD Prior (4th stop), which is the boarding station of the shuttle service.

By car

Simply enter the route to the "Parkoviště Hipodrom" in the navigation. It will lead you to the large car park right at the entrance to the complex.

Parking

For the convenience of visitors, the hippodrome offers two car parks with a total capacity of 900 vehicles. Both parking areas are paved grass surfaces and are located directly at the access road to the hippodrome, in front of the entrance to the venue. The parking fee is 50 CZK on race days and free besides the racedays.

Food & Drinks

Refreshments available on site: restaurants and fast food stands.

Accompanying programme | Children's programme

  • pony racing in the Pony League 2022 series
  • children's playground

Footballgolf (in operation except on racedays)

Fotbalgolf is the newest and first-class sports game that combines the popular world sports of football, golf and mini-golf. It is a technical, competitive and above all addictive game that combines the passion and power of football with the elegance and tradition of golf. Footballgolf is for people of all ages and sporting levels. To win, you have to kick the soccer ball off the tee, pass various types of obstacles in as few strokes as possible and then place the ball in the hole at the end of the course. The person who has taken the fewest kicks after going through all 18 holes is the winner. The game is played in teams of up to 4 players and usually lasts between 1 and 2 hours.

In-line track (in operation except on racedays)

In order to expand the sports activities of the visitors of the complex, an in-line track was built in 2008, which is 3370 m long with a high quality asphalt surface. 1.5 km of the track is bidirectional and 5 m wide, in the remaining 1870 m the track continues in one direction with a width of 3 m. The in-line track has an interesting shape according to the racetrack, which it describes from the outer circuit. Its parameters suit the organisation of races. The track has been received with great interest and enthusiasm by skaters.

 

Organizational information

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets are sold at the ticket office at the entrance to the venue on the raceday, sales start 1,5 hours before the start of the first race.

Do you have discounted ticket types?

Children up to 140 cm and holders of a Disabled Persons Card are free of charge. Students up to 26 years and seniors over 60 years pay a reduced admission fee.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed on a leash only and the owner must clean up any excrement.

Is there a dress code?

There is no prescribed dress code for general visitors. If formal dress is required, e.g. for the VIP lounge, this information is stated directly on the invitation or voucher.

What is the best time to arrive at the racecourse? When does the raceday start?

If you want to catch the first race in peace, it is ideal to plan your arrival 30 to 45 minutes before the start. The racetrack area, including the refreshment stands and restaurant, is open two hours before the start of the first race. The start times for the event and the start of the first race can always be found in the event details.

How long do the races last? How many races are run?

One race lasts on average one and a half minutes, a steeplechase around five to nine minutes. There are usually 8 races during a raceday with 30 minute breaks. The total duration of a raceday is around 3.5 hours.

The races are divided, among other things, according to performance categories, the main race (the highest category of a given raceday) is usually placed in the second part of the programme, but only exceptionally at the very end.

What can I expect during the raceday?

  • 30 minutes before the start of the first race, the raceday is opened by local radio.
  • About 20 minutes before the start, the horses are introduced to the spectators in the paddock, where the riders also arrive 10 minutes before the start.
  • With them in the saddles, the horses then leave the paddock 5 minutes before the start and head to the starting point in a 'test gallop'. This may be at a different place on the track each time, depending on the length of the race. The finish is always at the same place.
  • At the time of the scheduled start, the judges will give the signal to start.
  • After the race has been run, the official result is announced and the winners are decorated. This is usually about 10 to 15 minutes after the race and in the meantime the horses that will start in the next race on the programme are already being introduced in the paddock.

How can I watch the races? Do I need binoculars?

The best overview will be from the grandstand. Positions in the higher rows will give you a better view, while the lower rows, or the pavement in front of the grandstand, will give you closer contact with the horses in the homestraight. It is a good idea to take your chosen seat in the grandstand about 5 to 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the race. Our tip: if you want to watch the race like a proper "turfman", equip yourself with binoculars and you will have the racing action in the palm of your hand even from the height of the grandstand.

Where can I find out in advance which horses will run in the races?

All important information not only about the participants of the races, but also about the entire schedule of the raceday is contained in the Racing card, which you can buy right at the entrance to the racetrack. Start lists for the weekend races are closed on Tuesday of the week and can be found in advance on our website in the race details.

How and where can I place my bet?

Betting is an important part of horse racing and can be done directly at the racetrack at marked places. Bets are usually placed after you have seen the horses before the race in the paddock.

Is there a live streaming of all the races?

If you are not able to attend the raceday directly, you can watch the stream HERE >>

Transport

By public transport

If you are travelling by public transport, check the timetable for the connection (bus, train, IDOS) from your chosen location: public transport timetable. If you are taking a bus, the closest bus stop to the racetrack is "Výpočetní středisko".

By car

From Brno and Olomouc via Hulín and Holešov to Fryšták and then continue via Lukov and Velíková through Hrobice and after entering Slušovice at the gardening shop turn right onto Dostihová Street, which is in the immediate vicinity of the railway and also serves as a free parking lot.

From Otrokovice and Uherské Hradiště, via Zlín towards Vizovice, turn left onto the four-lane road to Slušovice and continue straight ahead over the roundabout onto Dostihová Street, where you can park and walk to the racecourse for about 300 metres, or turn slightly downhill to the left at the end of the street and park on Dostihová Street, which also serves as a free parking lot, except for the marked sections reserved for private companies.

Parking

There is a large number of parking spaces right in the racecourse, and you can get to the grandstands by car before going through the ticket office. Parking is free of charge.

Food & Drinks

You can buy cold and hot drinks and a wide range of other refreshments at the fast food stands right next to the racecourse at reasonable prices. You can also use the restaurant on the ground floor of the SUD Music Club.

Accompanying programme | Children's programme

The races usually include various accompanying programmes, such as parachute jumps, pony races, musical performances, etc.

 

Organizational information

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets are sold at the ticket office at the entrance to the venue on the raceday, sales start two hours before the start of the first race.

Children are free of charge, adult ticket is 100 CZK, parking is free of charge. Racing card is 50 CZK.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed on a leash only and must not endanger other visitors or racehorses.

Is there a dress code?

There is no dress code for general visitors. If formal dress is required, e.g. for the VIP lounge, this information is indicated directly on the invitation or voucher.

What is the best time to arrive at the racecourse? When does the raceday start?

If you want to catch the first race in peace, it is ideal to plan your arrival 30 to 45 minutes before the start. Racecourse area, including refreshment stands and restaurants, are usually open as early as two hours before the start of the first race. The start times of the event and the start of the first race can always be found in the event details on the website, on posters and banners around Slušovice.

How long do the races last? How many races are run?

One race lasts on average one and a half minutes, a steeplechase around five to nine minutes. There are usually 8 races during a raceday with 30 minute breaks. The total duration of a raceday is around 3.5 hours.

The races are divided, among other things, according to performance categories, the main race (the highest category of a given raceday) is usually placed in the second part of the programme, but only exceptionally at the very end.

What can I expect during the raceday?

  • 30 minutes before the start of the first race, the raceday is started by the local radio, which will bring essential information (start lists, changes in them, etc.)
  • About 20 minutes before the start, the horses are introduced to the spectators in the paddock, where the riders also arrive 10 minutes before the start.
  • With them in the saddles, the horses leave the paddock 5 minutes before the start and head to the starting point, which is determined by the type of race and its length. The finish is always in the same place in front of the main grandstand and is marked with a symbolic finish horseshoe, where the presentation of the prizes to the rider, trainer and owner of the winning horse and usually a conversation between the presenter and the rider or trainer also takes place.
  • At the time of the scheduled start, the judges give the instruction to start.
  • After the race has been run, the official result is announced and the winners are decorated. This is usually about 10 to 15 minutes after the race and in the meantime the horses that will start in the next race on the programme are already being introduced in the paddock.

How can I watch the races? Do I need binoculars?

The best overview will be from the grandstand. Positions in the higher rows will give you a better view during the race, while the lower rows, or the pavement in front of the grandstand, will give you closer contact with the horses in the homestraight. It is a good idea to take your chosen seat in the grandstand about 5 to 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the race. In the SUD restaurant and in the VIP area you can watch the race on screens with an internal video circuit. Our tip: if you want to watch the race like a proper "turfman", equip yourself with binoculars and you will have the racing action in the palm of your hand even from the height of the grandstand.

Where can I find out in advance which horses will run in the races?

All important information not only about the participants of the races, but also about the entire schedule of the raceday is contained in the Racing card, which you can buy right at the entrance to the racetrack. Start lists for the weekend races are closed on Tuesday of the week and can be found in advance on our website in the race details.

How and where can I place my bet?

Betting is an important part of horse racing and can be done directly at the racetrack at marked places. Bets are usually placed after you have seen the horses before the race in the paddock.

Is there a live streaming of all the races?

If you are not able to attend the raceday directly, you can watch the stream HERE where, in addition to all the necessary information, you will also see original stream from the drone and, above all, replays of the races.

Transport

By public transport

The racecourse can be reached by train - stop Lysá nad Labem. Bus number 1013 runs from the train station, the closest stop to the racecourse is "Lysá nad Labem, Ke Karlovu".

By car

If you are coming from Prague, take the D10 motorway towards Mladá Boleslav, take the 14th or 17th exit to Lysá nad Labem. From Prague you can also take the D11 motorway towards Hradec Králové, exit at the 18th km to Lysá nad Labem. If you are coming from Hradec Králové, take the D11 motorway, the exit is at the 18th km to Lysá nad Labem.

Parking

There are 500 parking lots in the racecourse. The parking fee is 100 CZK.

Food & Drinks

Refreshments available on site: restaurants and fast food stands.

Accompanying programme

  • pony racing from the Pony League series
  • pony rides

Organizational information

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets are sold at the ticket office at the entrance to the venue on the raceday, sales start approximately two hours before the start of the first race. 

Do you have discounted ticket types?

Children under 6 years of age are free of charge. Ticket for children from 6 to 15 years is 50 CZK.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed on a leash only and the owner must clean up any excrement.

Is there a dress code?

There is no dress code for general visitors. If formal dress is required, e.g. for the VIP lounge, this information is indicated directly on the invitation or voucher.

What is the best time to arrive at the racecourse? When does the raceday start?

If you want to catch the first race in peace, it is ideal to plan your arrival 30 to 45 minutes before the start. The racetrack area, including the refreshment stands and restaurant, is open two hours before the start of the first race. The start times for the event and the start of the first race can always be found in the event details.

How long do the races last? How many races are run?

One race lasts on average one and a half minutes, a steeplechase around five to nine minutes. There are usually 8 races during a raceday with 30 minute breaks. The total duration of a raceday is around 3.5 hours.

The races are divided, among other things, according to performance categories, the main race (the highest category of a given raceday) is usually placed in the second part of the programme, but only exceptionally at the very end.

What can I expect during the raceday?

  • 30 minutes before the start of the first race, the raceday is opened by local radio.
  • About 20 minutes before the start, the horses are introduced to the spectators in the paddock, where the riders also arrive 10 minutes before the start.
  • With them in the saddles, the horses then leave the paddock 5 minutes before the start and head to the starting point in a 'test gallop'. This may be at a different place on the track each time, depending on the length of the race. The finish is always at the same place.
  • At the time of the scheduled start, the judges will give the signal to start.
  • After the race has been run, the official result is announced and the winners are decorated. This is usually about 10 to 15 minutes after the race and in the meantime the horses that will start in the next race on the programme are already being introduced in the paddock.

How can I watch the races? Do I need binoculars?

The best overview will be from the grandstand. Positions in the higher rows will give you a better view, while the lower rows, or the pavement in front of the grandstand, will give you closer contact with the horses in the homestraight. It is a good idea to take your chosen seat in the grandstand about 5 to 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the race. Our tip: if you want to watch the race like a proper "turfman", equip yourself with binoculars and you will have the racing action in the palm of your hand even from the height of the grandstand.

Where can I find out in advance which horses will run in the races?

All important information not only about the participants of the races, but also about the entire schedule of the raceday is contained in the Racing card, which you can buy right at the entrance to the racetrack. Start lists for the weekend races are closed on Tuesday of the week and can be found in advance on our website in the race details.

How and where can I place my bet?

Betting is an important part of horse racing and can be done directly at the racetrack at marked places. Bets are usually placed after you have seen the horses before the race in the paddock.

Is there a live streaming of all the races?

If you are not able to attend the raceday directly, you can watch the stream HERE >>

Organizational information

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets are sold at the ticket office at the entrance to the venue on the raceday, sales start 1.5 hours before the start of the first race. 

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed on a leash only and the owner must clean up any excrement.

Is there a dress code?

There is no dress code for general visitors. If formal dress is required, e.g. for the VIP lounge, this information is indicated directly on the invitation or voucher.

What is the best time to arrive at the racecourse? When does the raceday start?

If you want to catch the first race in peace, it is ideal to plan your arrival 30 to 45 minutes before the start. The racetrack area, including the refreshment stands and restaurant, is open two hours before the start of the first race. The start times for the event and the start of the first race can always be found in the event details.

How long do the races last? How many races are run?

One race lasts on average one and a half minutes, a steeplechase around five to nine minutes. There are usually 8 races during a raceday with 30 minute breaks. The total duration of a raceday is around 3.5 hours.

The races are divided, among other things, according to performance categories, the main race (the highest category of a given raceday) is usually placed in the second part of the programme, but only exceptionally at the very end.

What can I expect during the raceday?

  • 30 minutes before the start of the first race, the raceday is opened by local radio.
  • About 20 minutes before the start, the horses are introduced to the spectators in the paddock, where the riders also arrive 10 minutes before the start.
  • With them in the saddles, the horses then leave the paddock 5 minutes before the start and head to the starting point in a 'test gallop'. This may be at a different place on the track each time, depending on the length of the race. The finish is always at the same place.
  • At the time of the scheduled start, the judges will give the signal to start.
  • After the race has been run, the official result is announced and the winners are decorated. This is usually about 10 to 15 minutes after the race and in the meantime the horses that will start in the next race on the programme are already being introduced in the paddock.

How can I watch the races? Do I need binoculars?

The best overview will be from the grandstand. Positions in the higher rows will give you a better view, while the lower rows, or the pavement in front of the grandstand, will give you closer contact with the horses in the homestraight. It is a good idea to take your chosen seat in the grandstand about 5 to 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the race. Our tip: if you want to watch the race like a proper "turfman", equip yourself with binoculars and you will have the racing action in the palm of your hand even from the height of the grandstand.

Where can I find out in advance which horses will run in the races?

All important information not only about the participants of the races, but also about the entire schedule of the raceday is contained in the Racing card, which you can buy right at the entrance to the racetrack. Start lists for the weekend races are closed on Tuesday of the week and can be found in advance on our website in the race details.

How and where can I place my bet?

Betting is an important part of horse racing and can be done directly at the racetrack at marked places. Bets are usually placed after you have seen the horses before the race in the paddock.

Is there a live streaming of all the races?

If you are not able to attend the raceday directly, you can watch the stream HERE >>

Transport

By public transport

Bus number 48 goes directly from the city centre to the racecourse in the direction of Prace. If you take the bus, the closest bus stop to the racetrack is "Vlčkova".

The connection can be found here.

By car

If you are coming to Brno on the D1 motorway, the best exit for you is Brno - Slatina. Then continue in the direction of Tuřany and then Dvorska. If you are coming on the D2, take the Brno-Chrlice or Brno-South exit.

Parking

There is a large number of parking lots in the racecourse in a temporary car park designed specifically for the raceday. There is a separate parking lot for spectators and a separate parking lot for horses and race participants. The parking fee is 30 CZK.

Food & Drinks

You can buy cold and hot drinks and a wide range of other refreshments at the fast food stands at reasonable prices.

Accompanying programme

The races include various accompanying programmes, such as parachute jumps, pony races, carriage rides, children's horse rides and a carousel for children.

 

Organizational information

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets are sold at the ticket office at the entrance to the venue on the raceday, sales start approximately one hour before the start of the first race. 

Do you have discounted ticket types?

Children ticket is 30 CZK, adult ticket is 100 CZK, parking fee is 20 CZK. Racing card is 50 CZK.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed on a leash only and must not endanger other visitors or racehorses.

Is there a dress code?

There is no dress code for general visitors.

What is the best time to arrive at the racecourse? When does the raceday start?

If you want to catch the first race in peace, it is ideal to plan your arrival 30 to 45 minutes before the start. The racetrack area, including refreshment stands and the restaurant, is open two hours before the start of the first race. The races always start at 14:00.

How long do the races last? How many races are run?

One race lasts on average a minute and a half, a steeplechase around five to nine minutes. There are usually 8 races during a raceday with 30-minute breaks. There are also 2 pony races on the day's programme. The total duration of the raceday is around 3.5 hours.

The races are divided, among other things, according to performance categories, the main race (the highest category of the raceday) is usually placed in the second part of the programme, but only exceptionally at the very end.

What can I expect during the raceday?

  • 30 minutes before the start of the first race, the raceday is started by the local radio, which will bring essential information (start lists, changes in them, etc.)
  • About 20 minutes before the start, the horses are introduced to the spectators in the paddock, where the riders also arrive 10 minutes before the start.
  • With them in the saddles, the horses then leave the paddock 5 minutes before the start and head to the starting point in a "test gallop". This may be at a different place on the track each time, depending on the length of the race. The finish is always at the same place.
  • At the time of the scheduled start, the judges will give the signal to start.
  • After the race has been run, the official result is announced and the winners are decorated. This is usually about 10 to 15 minutes after the race and in the meantime the horses that will start in the next race on the programme are already being introduced in the paddock.

How can I watch the races? Do I need binoculars?

The best overview will be from the grandstand. Positions in the higher rows will give you a better view, while the lower rows, or the pavement in front of the grandstand, will give you closer contact with the horses in the homestraight. It is a good idea to take your chosen seat in the grandstand about 5 to 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the race. Our tip: if you want to watch the race like a proper "turfman", equip yourself with binoculars and you will have the racing action in the palm of your hand even from the height of the grandstand.

Where can I find out in advance which horses will run in the races?

All important information not only about the participants of the races, but also about the entire schedule of the raceday is contained in the Racing card, which you can buy right at the entrance to the racetrack. Start lists for the weekend races are closed on Tuesday of the week and can be found in advance on our website in the race details.

How and where can I place my bet?

Betting is an important part of horse racing and can be done directly at the racetrack at marked places. Bets are usually placed after you have seen the horses before the race in the paddock. If you do not know what to do, you can follow the expert tips given in the Racing card.

Is there a live streaming of all the races?

If you are not able to attend the raceday directly, you can watch the stream HERE >>

Transport

The racecourse is located in the vicinity of Kratochvíle Castle.

By car

Take the road II/145 in the direction from České Budějovice to Prachatice about 3 kilometres after Netolice and turn right to the castle. From the direction of Prachatice go to České Budějovice, after passing the picturesque village of Vitějovice you turn right at the crossroads called "U Stopařky". Watch out for cars in the opposite direction as you turn left towards the castle. From the direction of Prague it is best to go through Písek, to Vodňany and then in the direction of České Budějovice. The directional arrow will guide you in time to turn right to Netolice at the so-called Nová Hospoda (this is the building on your left that you cannot miss). Pass through the village of Podeřiště, then turn right before Netolice and then just follow the arrows.

By bus

The bus stop "Netolice - Kratochvíle" is about 200 metres from the castle.

By bike

There are several cycling routes around Kratochvíle Castle, for example No. 1088, 1099, 1110.

By train

The Netolice train station is closed. It opens only occasionally during various cultural events, season opening, etc. several times a year. The station is about 2.5 kilometres from the castle (we recommend a walking route along the side road in the direction of Bavorov - the path leads past the Myslivna pond through the plane tree avenue to the racecourse).

Parking

Large capacity parking on the meadow by the racecourse. The parking fee is 50 CZK.

Food & Drinks

Refreshments at the racecourse are offered by fast food stalls. There is a restaurant in the grounds of Kratochvíle Castle.

Accompanying programme

  • Pony races from the Pony League series
  • racing of unregistered horses
  • wooden horse races for children
  • helicopter sightseeing flights
  • bouncy castle for children

Kratochvíle Castle

Sightseeing tours of the castle and adjacent gardens.

Kratochvíle Castle - a building that has no parallel in Bohemia in the second half of the 16th century. It is an expression of the pompous generosity of the leading grandee of the kingdom, William of Rožmberk. In its final form, it represents one of the jewels of Renaissance architecture and decoration. More information HERE.

 

Organizational information

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets are sold at the ticket office at the entrance to the venue on the raceday, sales start 1.5 hours before the start of the first race. 

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed on a leash only and the owner must clean up any excrement.

Is there a dress code?

There is no dress code for general visitors. If formal dress is required, e.g. for the VIP lounge, this information is indicated directly on the invitation or voucher.

What is the best time to arrive at the racecourse? When does the raceday start?

If you want to catch the first race in peace, it is ideal to plan your arrival 30 to 45 minutes before the start. The racetrack area, including the refreshment stands and restaurant, is open two hours before the start of the first race. The start times for the event and the start of the first race can always be found in the event details.

How long do the races last? How many races are run?

One race lasts on average one and a half minutes, a steeplechase around five to nine minutes. There are usually 8 races during a raceday with 30 minute breaks. The total duration of a raceday is around 3.5 hours.

The races are divided, among other things, according to performance categories, the main race (the highest category of a given raceday) is usually placed in the second part of the programme, but only exceptionally at the very end.

What can I expect during the raceday?

  • 30 minutes before the start of the first race, the raceday is opened by local radio.
  • About 20 minutes before the start, the horses are introduced to the spectators in the paddock, where the riders also arrive 10 minutes before the start.
  • With them in the saddles, the horses then leave the paddock 5 minutes before the start and head to the starting point in a 'test gallop'. This may be at a different place on the track each time, depending on the length of the race. The finish is always at the same place.
  • At the time of the scheduled start, the judges will give the signal to start.
  • After the race has been run, the official result is announced and the winners are decorated. This is usually about 10 to 15 minutes after the race and in the meantime the horses that will start in the next race on the programme are already being introduced in the paddock.

How can I watch the races? Do I need binoculars?

The best overview will be from the grandstand. Positions in the higher rows will give you a better view, while the lower rows, or the pavement in front of the grandstand, will give you closer contact with the horses in the homestraight. It is a good idea to take your chosen seat in the grandstand about 5 to 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the race. Our tip: if you want to watch the race like a proper "turfman", equip yourself with binoculars and you will have the racing action in the palm of your hand even from the height of the grandstand.

Where can I find out in advance which horses will run in the races?

All important information not only about the participants of the races, but also about the entire schedule of the raceday is contained in the Racing card, which you can buy right at the entrance to the racetrack. Start lists for the weekend races are closed on Tuesday of the week and can be found in advance on our website in the race details.

How and where can I place my bet?

Betting is an important part of horse racing and can be done directly at the racetrack at marked places. Bets are usually placed after you have seen the horses before the race in the paddock.

Is there a live streaming of all the races?

If you are not able to attend the raceday directly, you can watch the stream HERE >>

Transport

By car

The racecourse is located 9 km from the district town of Bruntál - in the direction of Vrbno pod Pradědem.

By bus

Take a bus from Bruntál or Vrbno pod Pradědem, the Světlá Hora stop is 670 m from the racecourse.

Parking

Marked parking by the main road, paved and unpaved area. Parking is paid.

Food & Drinks

Refreshments available on site: fast food stands.

Accompanying programme | Children's programme

During the raceday there is an exhibition of small animals, a fair, carousels for children and live music.

 

Organizational information

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets can only be purchased on the raceday at the ticket offices at the venue, sales start 1.5 hours before the start of the first race. 

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed on a leash only and the owner must clean up any excrement.

Is there a dress code?

There is no dress code for general visitors. 

What is the best time to arrive at the racecourse? When does the raceday start?

If you want to catch the first race in peace, it is ideal to plan your arrival 30 to 45 minutes before the start. The racetrack area, including refreshment stands, is open 1.5 hours before the start of the first race. The start times of the event and the start of the first race can always be found in the event details.

How long do the races last? How many races are run?

One race lasts on average one and a half minutes, a steeplechase around five to nine minutes. There are usually 8 races during a raceday with 30 minute breaks. The total duration of a raceday is around 3.5 hours.

The races are divided, among other things, according to performance categories, the main race (the highest category of a given raceday) is usually placed in the second part of the programme, but only exceptionally at the very end.

What can I expect during the raceday?

  • 30 minutes before the start of the first race the raceday is started by local radio.
  • About 20 minutes before the start, the horses are introduced to the spectators in the paddock, where the riders also arrive 10 minutes before the start.
  • With them in the saddles, the horses then leave the paddock 5 minutes before the start and head to the starting point in a 'test gallop'. This may be at a different place on the track each time, depending on the length of the race. The finish is always at the same place.
  • At the time of the scheduled start, the judges will give the signal to start.
  • After the race has been run, the official result is announced and the winners are decorated in front of the finishing horseshoe. This is usually about 10 to 15 minutes after the race and in the meantime the horses that will start in the next race on the programme are already being introduced in the paddock.

How can I watch the races? Do I need binoculars?

The best overview will be from the grandstand. Positions in the higher rows will give you a better view, while the lower rows, or the pavement in front of the grandstand, will give you closer contact with the horses in the homestraight. It is a good idea to take your chosen seat in the grandstand about 5 to 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the race. Our tip: if you want to watch the race like a proper "turfman", equip yourself with binoculars and you will have the racing action in the palm of your hand even from the height of the grandstand.

Where can I find out in advance which horses will run in the races?

All important information not only about the participants of the races, but also about the entire schedule of the raceday is contained in the Racing card, which you can buy right at the entrance to the racetrack. Start lists for the weekend races are closed on Tuesday of the week and can be found in advance on our website in the race details.

How and where can I place my bet?

Betting is an important part of horse racing and can be done directly at the racetrack at marked places. Bets are usually placed after you have seen the horses before the race in the paddock.

Is there a live streaming of all the races?

If you are not able to attend the raceday directly, you can watch the stream HERE >>